I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this but I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans. And, though I’ve been meaning to post about it, I’m still on the mission. This is how Mott & Bow and their at home try on service stacked up. 

The High Rise Skinny in Carmine: 

Size 1 (middle size): 

Size 2 (the smallest size): 

The High Rise Skinny in Medium Blue:

Size 1 (medium size): 

Size 3 (the largest size): 

The at home try on was awesome. But, as you can see from the pictures, the sizes mostly look like they fit the same (can you even tell a difference? Because I’ll be honest, I mostly guessed at which sizes were which because I lied to myself while shooting the pictures- I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember what order I tried them in- oops). I tried three sizes in two different colors but with the same high rise cut. The material was slightly different even though they were almost identical colors (how’d I even do that? I guess I like what I like). One of the cool things about M&B is the fact that they only offer threw styles. You pick your fave: high or mid rise skinny, or boyfriend and then choose your favorite color/s. M&B then offers to send you a pair to try for free in either the size up or down from which you ordered. It takes the guess work out of online jean shopping. 

However, I found that all three sizes fit me and I still had a hard time deciding which I liked best (maybe because none of them fit quite right?). The hardest thing about jeans is that they stretch out. So, do you buy the slightly smaller size, knowing they will stretch or do you start out with the comfy size because the other one really digs into your stomach and you kind of like breathing? I still haven’t figured it out and unfortunately, the at home try on didn’t help me much there since all sizes were easy enough to get on and all looked about the same- I find that slightly looser jeans tend to bunch more on the skinny style so I’d probably have gone with the snugger fit (spoiler alert) if I’d kept them. 

So, here’s the thing- I liked them. They’re soft, they’re stretchy and they’re comfy but as of right now, they’re still not the perfect jean. I loved the rise. The length was a little too long and I felt like they bunched too much in the legs especially from behind (am I the only one with this problem?). The one major plus was that I feel like they would stay put all day. A belt hater, I struggle constantly with my jeans falling off my waist but being a little snug in the thighs. I can almost never find a pair that fits right in both the waist and the thighs. When will jean manufacturers figure that one out? I feel like Mott & Bow is definitely onto something there. In fact, High Rise is my go to style for that reason but they’re still hard to find.  

In summary, the jeans were nice, the fit was pretty good, and the at home try on service was fantastic. However, I found them to be a tiny bit on the long side for my short legs (which didn’t make sense since they’re supposed to be 30 inseams which should be about perfect). And, I just didn’t feel like I could commit to a pair when I’ve already got several similar in my closet. 

I think it’s time to move on to shorts for this season but, I will for sure be keeping my eye on Mott & Bow and trying them next season when I realize I never did find my perfect pair of jeans.


Shirt: clearance for $4 

Jeans (pairs 1 and 2): Mott & Bow, high rise carmine

Jeans (pairs 3 and 4): Mott & Bow, high rise medium blue 

Shoes: Sofft 


  1. Didn’t know there was such a thing as in home try on service 🙂 But I think you are right- if you were looking for the perfect pair, those are probably not it… But if you just needed an extra pair, any one of those would work!

    1. So, my price point for just another pair of jeans is about $50. I’ll pay quite a bit more for the perfect pair but I’ve yet to find it! My Level99 pair comes close though- that one is comfy and cute. With the weather so warm- I’m having a hard time focusing on jeans! Who would have thought- spring in February!

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